Well, this is a movie that is very angry at authority figures! I can get behind that. The specifics of the message are maybe a little out of date, the GodMan is no longer as powerful in India as GodMob, but the general idea that blind trust in what you are told is bad, that’s a timeless message.Continue reading
Reposting this for Akshaye’s birthday, poor kid. I don’t think this is what he wants for his birthday, but it’s also not inappropriate I think.Continue reading
Poor Akshaye. His Dad abandoned him and ran off and joined a cult when he was a little boy, that kind of thing is probably why he is still unmarried, has no children, and needed to take a 4 year break in the middle of his career and just take care of himself for a while. So in honor of his birthday, I am going to remind us all just how HORRIBLE Osho is/was.Continue reading
I watched it! While cleaning my entire apartment today. And it was a very interesting experience to watch, I think the directors might have been doing something really clever with how they presented the series. At least, I hope so. They were either being really clever or really really stupid. (for more Osho coverage, here is my article on their India years)
This is a little bit mean, it is Akshaye Khanna’s birthday today and I am reposting a post slamming his Dad. But it’s really just a coincidence, I’m hearing from more and more people who are watching the Netflix documentary on OSHO, and it seems like a good time to make my article on the India years before and after Oregon available and prominent.
By popular demand, and my own inclination, I am going to do a post on Osho! Otherwise known as “that weird religion that made Vinod Khanna run off to Oregon in the middle of his career.” Just to skip to the end for a second, it’s calmed down in the decades since and is now a kind of normal sort of meditation center. But it was very very odd for a while in the middle!
Vinod Khanna! I am conflicted about him. But it’s his 70th birthday, I will see if I can come up with a dozen reasons to love him.